I can't possibly write this post.
It's been too long, and too much has happened. I've written it several times in my head, usually in the minutes before falling asleep, but of course i can't remember any of those drafts now.
That's too bad, really, cause i feel blank.
I guess start from the beginning?
So, remember that time i moved to Berlin?
Yes, that happened!
We moved into our new house about three weeks ago, after staying with Sarah for a few days, waiting impatiently for our belongings to arrive.
They arrived in more or less perfect condition in two huge containers that it took the movers, and us (of course we ended up helping), about 9 hours to empty.
Yeah, we have a lot of stuff. A LOT.
We stayed at the house as soon as our bed was there, even though there was no kitchen for several days (it's still not complete, but more on that some other time) and the heaters weren't all working.
But it's ok, in my head, i'd imagined the first days being cold, so i almost didn't mind.
We started on the renovations right away.
I'd been pretty worried about the work, seeing as we're used to knowing a bunch of handy people we can call on for help, and we know almost no one in Berlin, but it worked out.
We went to Bauhaus pretty much every other day for the first weeks, hauling home buckets of paint, curtain rods, gravel for the stairs, paint brushes, rolls of plastic, you name it, on the ubahn. And always with a dog in tow, sometimes two.
We painted our bedroom first, then the kitchen, then a few rooms in the shop, then the living room.
Through our tiny network in the city we found a plumber to build our kitchen (there was no water in that room, so it was quite a job we had for him), an electrician to prepare the room for our stove (that will arrive on January 3rd!) and a wallpaper wizard to get started on our many wallpaper projects.
Throughout all the practical work, we found time to decorate and make the house cozy, unpack a gazillion boxes, explore Schöneberg, go to concerts, and in Allan's case, tattoo (although not in the correct room, but hey, that'll happen soon enough).
We also registered at city hall, so we're officially living there now.
I wish i could describe the way i've felt, living there for the first few weeks.
The closest i'll come is perhaps just happiness?
I don't know, but all of my worries about moving were gone from day one.
Me and Allan share this whole new bond, kind of... it's hard to explain, but i love my husband more now.
Making each others dreams come true in this weird and unexpected way, has been really special.
I don't think i've been this excited since... getting my first dog? Visiting Tokyo for the first time?
They don't even compare. It's been like living in a dream, and the only thing that really worries me is that someone will eventually wake me and tell me it's not real.
Finally being at the house we've only visited twice before, the house we've looked at pictures of and tried so hard to decorate before getting there, is just unreal, and yet so comfortable and familiar.
Some days we'll pretty much be high-fiving each other all day, cause we're just so fucking stoked about being there!
The first snow day, the day we discovered the best coffee i've ever had right around the corner from our house, the first coat of paint in the bedroom, getting running water in the kitchen, falling asleep to Lord of the Rings every night after painting and carrying heavy shit up and down the stairs, the first movie night with Sarah, hanging out with two of our good friends from back home who live only a 20 minute bike ride away.
Having all of our decorating ideas come to life, and at the same time, having the place look so different than expected.
There have been so many awesome days, and i wish i could have documented them, but then it wouldn't have been the same.
The internet isolation was part of the magic, and i wouldn't have had it any other way.
I'm in Denmark now, by the way!
In Bisserup, with my family, ready to celebrate Christmas.
But even though i'm glad to be with my family, i still can't fucking wait to be back in Berlin, in my wonderful, wonderful Riesenbunker!
Now, please to enjoy a bunch of random pictures from my two iPhones.
Yes, until my subscription in Denmark has been canceled for real, i'm that person.
Coming from the airport on a one-way ticket
Flea marketing with my neighbor(-ish!) Sarah
With the house came Dead Bird... a sad story, really
Movers, before they pretty much collapsed
Snow the day before and the day after moving in... we got lucky!
Random shit everywhere...
Lucifer is pretty used to Bauhaus by now
Bedroom... i keep saying it's more turquoise than blue, but the pictures don't really back that up
Responsible homeowners, uhm, renters
I couldn't believe my eyes when i found this place... coffee, vinyl and pancakes... oh, and they love Lucifer!
It took more than a week for this color to come off
At the park
Temporary kitchen storage
Getting wallpaper in Kreuzberg
Still in Kreuzberg... those colors!
I got my first christmas tree! Or, christmas plant... whatever...
I'm honestly so proud of us for all we've accomplished in just a few weeks... hard fucking work, and we still have the backaches to prove it
I was more worried about the ones on the roof right above the door...
Walking to the Rathaus to get our papers
One this day we also found the magical coffee shop
Quite possibly the best ever
Later we got a Nespresso machine on sale, my first one ever, and i am a fan!
I even recreated best-coffee-ever at home
I love my unfinished kitchen
Wow, this post has taken me a couple of hours, cause my phones and computer were being dicks, and we had to eat dinner, and all the while i'm surrounded by my chatty family, so yeah, that took a while and it might not be that coherent!
I'll try to post again soon. Hopefully we'll have internet at the house pretty soon after we get back home.
Home... funny how that doesn't mean Copenhagen anymore, not even a little bit.
Oh, and hey, Merry Christmas, everyone!
Ps. i can't believe i forgot to post a picture of my sci-fi hallway!
Please go check it on instagram. It's glorious.